1st Edition

Laser Scanning An Emerging Technology in Structural Engineering

Edited By Belén Riveiro, Roderik Lindenbergh Copyright 2020
    284 Pages
    by CRC Press

    284 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an overview on the evolution of laser scanning technology and its noticeable impact in the structural engineering domain. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of the state-of-the-art of the technology for the reverse engineering of built constructions, including terrestrial, mobile, and different portable solutions, for laser scanning. Data processing of large point clouds has experienced an important advance in the last years, and thus, an intense activity in the development of automated data processing algorithms has been noticed. Thus, this book aims to provide an overview of state-of-the-art algorithms, different best practices and most recent processing tools in connection to particular applications.

    Readers will find this a comprehensive book, that updates the practice of laser scanning for researchers and professionals not only from the geomatic domain, but also other fields such as structural and construction engineering. A set of successful applications to structural engineering are illustrated, including also synergies with other technologies, that can inspire professionals to adopt laser scanning in their day-to-day activity.

    This cutting-edge edited volume will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and professional engineers with an interest in laser scanning and its applications in the structural engineering domain.

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Belén Riveiro, Ana Sánchez-Rodríguez and Mario Soilán

    Chapter 2 Multispectral terrestrial lidar: state of the art and challenges
    Sanna Kaasalainen

    Chapter 3 Multiplatform mobile laser scanning
    Antero Kukko and Harri Kaartinen

    Chapter 4 Introduction to mobile mapping with portable systems
    Erica Nocerino, Pablo Rodriguez-Gonzálvez and Fabio Menna

    Chapter 5 Indoor modeling with laser scanning
    Cheng Wang and Chenglu Wen

    Chapter 6 Geometric point cloud quality
    Derek D. Lichti

    Chapter 7 Semantic segmentation of dense point clouds
    Martin Weinmann

    Chapter 8 Laser scanning for operational multiscale structural monitoring
    Roderik Lindenbergh, Sylvie Soudarissanane, Jinhu Wang, Abdul Nurunnabi, Adriaan van Natijne and Cserép Máté

    Chapter 9 A smart point cloud infrastructure for intelligent environments
    Florent Poux and Roland Billen

    Chapter 10 Integration of TLS and sonar for the modelling of semi-immersed structures
    Emmanuel Moisan, Philippe Foucher, Pierre Charbonnier, Samuel Guillemin, Matthieu Koehl and Pierre Grussenmeyer

    Chapter 11 Integral diagnosis and structural analysis of historical constructions by terrestrial laser scanning
    Luis J. Sánchez-Aparicio, Susana Del Pozo, Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, Ángel L. Muñoz-Nieto, Diego González-Aguilera and Luís F. Ramos

    Chapter 12 Laser scanning for bridge inspection
    Linh Truong Hong and Debra F. Laefer

    Chapter 13 Laser scanning data for inverse problems in structural engineering
    Belén Riveiro, Manuel Cabaleiro, Borja Conde, Mario Soilán and Ana Sánchez-Rodríguez

    Chapter 14 Construction site monitoring based on laser scanning data
    Daniel Wujanz

    Chapter 15 Integrated modelling and management information system (MMIS) for SCAN-to-BIM projects
    Fabrizio Banfi and Luigi Barazzetti


    Dr. Belén Riveiro was born in Pontevedra (Spain) in 1983. Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction at the University of Vigo (Spain). She holds a MSc in Construction Engineering (2015), MESc in Forestry Engineering (2006) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering (2011). She has been an Associate Professor in Geomatics at Newcastle University (UK) in 2011, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minho (2012 and 2014), the University of Cambridge (2015) and at Delft University of Technology (2016). Her research is focused on the application of remote sensing technologies in structural engineering for the automated modelling, inspection and material characterization using inverse analysis procedures. At a larger scale, she uses LiDAR for the modelling of terrestrial transport infrastructure and urban spaces. She has been principal Investigator in several research and innovation projects (at national and international level) and coordinator of an European action focused on the resilience of transport infrastructure to extreme events (within the H2020 Framework Program). She has published more than 80 research papers in SCI-JCR journals (h-index 22), and more than 60 communications to international conferences. She is co-author of 9 patents and has supervised 6 PhD theses. She is the Secretary of the ISPRS WGII/10 3D Mapping for Environmental & Infrastructure Monitoring for the period 2016-2020. In 2017 she was awarded by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering with a medal of the Juan López de Peñalver Prize within the Awards for Young Researchers.

    Dr. Roderik Lindenbergh is associate professor in laser scanning at the Dept. of Geoscience and Remote Sensing of Delft University of Technology. He studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and studied 6 months at RWTH Aachen for his MSc project on computational group theory. After 8 months at QM&W College, London, he worked on his PhD in geometry and topology at Utrecht University, where he obtained his PhD on limits of Voronoi diagrams in 2002. From then he has been working at the current Dept. of Geoscience and Remote Sensing of TU Delft. His main research interests are properties, processing methodology and applications of laser scan point clouds and digital terrain analysis using satellite data. He was elected best lecturer 2017 of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. He was Chair of Laser Scanning 2017, a workshop organized at the Geospatial Week in Wuhan, China. He is associate editor of the ISPRS journal on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and he is the 2016-2020 Chair of ISPRS WG II/10 on 3D mapping for environmental and infrastructural monitoring.